11 May 2010

Free Summer Conferences: The Virtual Kind

Free conferences for higher ed typically are sponsored by commercial interests. That doesn't make them bad. What works for both the commercial interest and the attendee is that most are virtual today. Low investment on both sides but, again, that doesn't make them bad.

Campus Technology coordinates Webcasts and Webinars with larger vendors and the month of May still has some opportunities. The plus for these sponsored events is that they almost always feature academics and managers from universities and colleges (along with the vendors). Sign up is free. Attendance is free. And if you don't already receive Campus Technology magazine (choice of print or electronic), take the time to sign up for that, too.

One of the Campus Technology offerings is for moodlerooms. That company's webinar sign-up page is also worth visiting. Several summer dates are announced and the focus in 2010 is the new moodle platform, joule. The moodleroom community page lists them.

© 2010 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Email contact: bold[AT]marybold.com. The content of this blog or related web sites created by Mary Bold (http://www.marybold.com/, http://www.boldproductions.com/, College Intern Blog) is not under any circumstances to be regarded as legal or professional advice. Bold is the co-author of Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. She is a consultant and speaker on assessment, distance learning, and technology.

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